05-09-2016, 09:34 AM
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French press is a safe way to go. Even though it is not as simple as a keurig, i think it is a nice and safe way to have very good consistent coffee.

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 05-09-2016, 12:48 PM
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(12-30-2015, 08:19 AM)Johnny Wrote:
(12-30-2015, 04:52 AM)PickledNorthern Wrote: I have always thought the Keurig "trees" where you could pick a coffee, and then just have a cup looked awesome.  We go through way too much coffee at our house for that; it would cost us an arm and a leg.

Just a Bunn and a grinder for us.


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That's what we use in our house.  A commercial BUNN Coffee Maker and a commercial BUNN grinder.  During the winter months, we drink between 4-6 pots of coffee per day so the one cup wonders are a waste of time for us.
Another vote for the commercial BUNN Coffee Maker.  Somehow I have accumulated 3 Keurigs between home and office.  All of them are in boxes somewhere.

BUNN is the only way to fly for the 4 + pot a day crowd : )

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 05-09-2016, 01:05 PM
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  • Barrylu
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This pour over has gotten some vvery nice comments. I just ordered 2 for myself. They are normally $50 apiece. They are on sale for 2 for $40. It will certainly beat both Kureg and French press.
https://www.sweetmarias.com/product/hand...pper-large

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 05-04-2017, 09:27 AM
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Time for a French Press!

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 03-21-2018, 09:22 AM
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With Kuerigs you have to run a flush cycle after making a cup otherwise you get coffee buildup at the upper needle where the hot water is dispensed. I use a Solofil Solopod Micro Filter with my Yuban coffee. I always get a cup that has lots of flavor. I have a Kuerig K-55 and it works great for my 3 cup a day habit.

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 03-24-2018, 03:14 PM
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Gave up on Keurig several years ago. There coffee makers are unreliable and expensive to use.

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 03-24-2018, 03:29 PM
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(03-24-2018, 03:14 PM)slantman Wrote: Gave up on Keurig several years ago. There coffee makers are unreliable and expensive to use.
I still have my drip coffeemaker too. I use my own coffee most of the time with the Kuerig.

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 03-24-2018, 04:02 PM
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  • evnpar
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I purchased a commercial Kuerig for my office staff and clients that has been used to death for three years without a problem. I use a simple pour over system at home, however.

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 03-24-2018, 04:30 PM
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(03-24-2018, 04:02 PM)evnpar Wrote: I purchased a commercial Kuerig for my office staff and clients that has been used to death for three years without a problem. I use a simple pour over system at home, however.
Kuerigs work great, you just gotta run a rinse cycle through them between cups to keep everything flowing.

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 10-18-2018, 09:35 PM
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Late post here, we never had any problems with our Keurig, we simply stopped using it because we found a better single cup coffee maker. If you don't mind grinding beans; Technivorm Moccamaster single cup is a great way to go. We buy our whole beans from Costco but you can source beans from anywhere and enjoy remarkable fresh brewed coffee.

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 10-19-2018, 06:24 AM
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I'll tell you what, they take some extra work, though I haven't been able to break away from French Presses.

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 10-19-2018, 08:40 AM
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I have the original Keurig model that my wife bought me many years ago.  It's been so long ago that I really have no idea how old it is.  We have pretty hard scaly water here but I only use filtered water so that may be why it's still working.  I don't use it all the time though.  My preferred brew method is french press and I grind my beans myself.  But when I don't have the time for that or I'm just feeling lazy, I'll stick a pod in there.  My only real complaint about it is that it doesn't heat the water to be hot enough for me.  As a result I stick the cup in the microwave for about 20 seconds to get it a little hotter.  I think the quality of the coffee from a Keurig also depends upon the coffee in the pod.  I had been using Dunkin' Donuts brand and just recently tried a box of Keurig Donut Shop Dark coffee.  What a difference.  I really like it.  Not as much as french press but it will do in a pinch.

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 10-19-2018, 10:04 AM
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The touch screen on my Keurig is getting a bit wonky.  I can unplug it and plug it in again to get around the issue but I suspect it will get worse instead of better.  It's probably about a year old or so.  I'll do a couple cups of coffee a day (some days none) and the wife will do an occasional cup of tea, so it's by no means overworked.

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 10-19-2018, 10:24 AM
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(12-30-2015, 04:34 AM)radioman4 Wrote: The single-shot machines all use a lot of packaging for one shot of espresso:  not environmentally friendly, to say the least.  And if you are really an espresso drinker (as we are in this house), that involves at least 4 double-shots per day:  lots of waste and very expensive.

The guy who invented K-cups regrets he ever invented them because of the waste they generate.

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 10-19-2018, 12:02 PM
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(10-19-2018, 10:24 AM)vigilantesd Wrote:
(12-30-2015, 04:34 AM)radioman4 Wrote: The single-shot machines all use a lot of packaging for one shot of espresso:  not environmentally friendly, to say the least.  And if you are really an espresso drinker (as we are in this house), that involves at least 4 double-shots per day:  lots of waste and very expensive.

The guy who invented K-cups regrets he ever invented them because of the waste they generate.

They make a reusable “pod” filter that allows you to use any coffee you like. Just wash it out and go again. But what Keurig should do is come up with a new “pod” that is made out of recycled paper like material that is resistant to absorption and can be recycled or composted.

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 10-22-2018, 10:23 PM
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(10-19-2018, 12:02 PM)MntnMan62 Wrote:
(10-19-2018, 10:24 AM)vigilantesd Wrote:
(12-30-2015, 04:34 AM)radioman4 Wrote: The single-shot machines all use a lot of packaging for one shot of espresso:  not environmentally friendly, to say the least.  And if you are really an espresso drinker (as we are in this house), that involves at least 4 double-shots per day:  lots of waste and very expensive.

The guy who invented K-cups regrets he ever invented them because of the waste they generate.

They make a reusable “pod” filter that allows you to use any coffee you like.  Just wash it out and go again.  But what Keurig should do is come up with a new “pod” that is made out of recycled paper like material that is resistant to absorption and can be recycled or composted.

The problem with all Keurigs (including the reusable pod) is that they don't get hot enough for good coffee (200 to 205 degrees F). Someone willing to go through the effort of a refillable pod should buy a Bonavita (for flat bottom filter) or Moccamaster (for cone filter but 2x the price).

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